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“What can you say world class theater in San Diego at a price”
Review of Old Globe Theatre

Old Globe Theatre
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$49.00*
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Balboa Park Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #48 of 430 things to do in San Diego
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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“What can you say world class theater in San Diego at a price”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

The theater is excellent, puts on world class plays. The cast are amazing and they have a celebrity cast draw. You can often see major stars performing in the plays here. The physical plant is excellent as well. The only issue is that the ticket prices are high. I guess you get what you pay for.

Visited August 2013
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“Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead!! WONDERFUL!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was a wonderful production on the amazing outdoor theatre!We hooted with laughter and were charmed by the sounds of the animals in the nearby zoo! Magic!

Visited July 2013
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“Outdoor theater”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We saw an excellent production of "Rosencrantz and Guidenstern are Dead" at the Summer Shakespeare Festival's outdoor theater. The seats were comfortable. Come prepared for a cool evening; the theater rents blankets if you need them.

Visited July 2013
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“all professional - striking location”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

like: Old Globe has some of the best acting around. costumes done perfectly for each performance. three different theaters at the Old Globe
Dislike: all handicap parking is too far away

Visited July 2013
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“Best Acoustics, No "bad" seats!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Each theatre season presents a wide variety of excellent live performances in one of 3 different settings. The theatres are located in beautiful Balboa Park. The summer Shakespeare Festival is held in an outdoor setting. The rest of the season uses the two remaining theatres, which contain virtually no "bad" seats. The productions are always extremely professional, with wonderful sets, directors and actors with national reputations, and wonderful talent. If you enjoy live theatre, don't miss a chance to see a show at the Old Globe Theatre while in San Diego.

Visited April 2013
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